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Static V Insulated

Discussion in 'Sleep Systems' started by Nonc-Tobe, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Nonc-Tobe

    Nonc-Tobe I call it a black pot Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Im in the market for a cold (30-40degree)sleeping pad.This seems about what I would need,The reviews seem pretty good on them but I wanted to hear from anyone here that may have one.Likes, dislikes, OR man I shoulda bought the....

    https://www.klymit.com/insulated-static-v.html
    Thanks
     
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  2. DCP

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    I have about 50+ nights on one and bought one for the wife great pad. Slightly smaller tha. A nalgene. Works for side sleepers as well.
     
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    Comments locally are that they benefit from a thin CCF mat underneath [ something I always do no matter which mat I am using] and that they are reasonable comfortable.
    Most comments locally are about value for money being good.
    Personally I cannot comment as I've never owned or used one
     
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    I have one and it's a great pad. Plenty comfortable, good for side sleeping, and no cold from the ground. I'm really happy with mine and as mentioned it packs to about the size of a nalgene.
     
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  5. Luzster

    Luzster I'm a little Tea Pot. Or Something. Supporter

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    Think they are cheaper on amazon and free shipping if u have prime.
     
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    At 6'2" 250 I have no problems with it for the past year. I have an uninsulated in my daypacks too with no issues.
    As I am very wide in the shoulders its doable, but would like it slightly wider.
     
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    I haves two of the insulated ones. The insulated is a bit heavier but well worth it to me . We have camped many times with the scout through out the year , and have done several tent outings in the winter ( December and January) I have never had an issue and felt comfotable. I do not use any additional pads but I am a warm sleeper .

    If mine were damaged or lost today I wold have 2 more by the weekend

    Let me know if you have any other specific questions I can answer.
     
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    My buddy has been using one for 4 years or so now. Tit for tat with my protest and packs smaller
     
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    Just ordered my static V on amazon for $64 and changed shipped. This is the last piece of gear I needed!
     
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    My camp.

    Canvas bedroll on a coyote MEST. There is a Klymit insulated pad and a couple wool blankets in the bedroll.

    Camp Armchair.jpg

    For the last few years I've been trying to get a smaller kit figured out. I went without a sleeping pad for a few years. Then I got a Klymit Inertia on clearance. That was better than the ground but didn't add much if any warmth. I still use it for summer overnighters as it is really compact and light. Last year I added a Klymit insulated pad when Massdrop had them on sale.

    I'm sold.

    There's a new Static V Insulated "Ultralite SL" that is 72" x 20" x 2.5". If it were me that's what I'd buy. Then again if you are going to use it directly on the ground or treat it rough the regular inuslated pad might hold up better.

    FYI I am 6'1" and more than a bit overweight. Don't really care if my toes hang off the end. It's an insulated pad that weighs one pound. It rolls up in my bedroll or fits just fine in my Tarahumara pack.
     
  12. Nonc-Tobe

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    Thanks for all the responces guys I think I'm convinced this is the pad for me.
     
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    I have one as well. pretty comfy, o also have a thermarest neo xtherm. lighter, higher r value than the klymit and comfortable
     
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    Yea I was just using their website for side x side comparison.
    If I get that one , Amazon is where I'll get it
    Thanks
     
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    It's bigger than a Nalgene. . .about 12"x7" in the stuff sack. But, lots of room to stretch out. Specs on Amazon says 5.5"x10". Guess I could pack it a little smaller.
     
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    I just measured mine and I am at roughly 10.5" x 4"
     
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    Thanks, @Hammbone was always known to add a couple inches to his " personal gear";)
     
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    I've got the Static V uninsulated and I like it alot. Of my small sleeping pad collection, this is the one I always take (used it at the last campout). Only a couple months out of the year here in Louisiana where the insulation could be an issue IMO. The pad that I've had my eye on for a while though is the Neoair Dream....and at this point it's still just a dream, haha, that sucker is expensive!
     
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    Yea that's a nice one,I have the inertia recon that's pretty comfortable but only for warm weather I wanted a insulated one for that New Mexico hunt and the rare winter weather we have here
     
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    That was not my experience. It's well made but I needed a thicker pad. YMMV.
     
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    I have the big one, 30 inches wide cause I'm a sloppy sleeper. I love it
     
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    Interesting wife and I both are generally side sleepers and neither of us have issues.

     
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    Well, just picked one up and plan on trying it out this weekend. Probably take my thermarest basecamp with me.

    The goal is to replace the thermarest which has a rvalue of 5 and the static v insulated is 4.4. Close enough and packs down a heck of a lot smaller. Can use both on really cold nights.

    Course you're not a winter camper till you lose a toe. hah!
     
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    I owned the regular Static V for over a year now. I actually bought four of them for a wilderness canoe trip (August 2016) with my kids and nephew. So durable! So compact! So comfortable! No leaks after many nights of use and abuse. Funny story... my son and nephew first saw them and cringed. They are pink camo! My daughter, on the other hand, was quite pleased. Found them brand new on eBay for $32.00 each... But for 60% off (probably because of the unpopular color), I don't care what color they are!
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